Category: Gigs



Just a reminder that the ever-popular Nantwich festival is being held over Easter Weekend in the lovely Cheshire town . . .  with as ever, a varied selection of gigs, throughout the town centre: http://nantwichjazz.com/ (Andy Fairweather Low pic: Judy Totton)

British guitar legend Robin Trower stops off at The Live Rooms in Chester, as part of his current UK tour – this coming Thursday, 2nd April. Support comes from Joanne Shaw Taylor. https://www.theliverooms.com/event/robin-trower/ (Picture: Mike Prior)

Here’s an idea for a spring treat fit for a KING. A lovely little blues weekend set in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Bowness Bay sits on Lake Windermere right in the heart of the fabulous Lake District. The Bowness Bay Blues Weekend was popular in 2014 but this year, with its highly […]

Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia.  He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers. Cara draws […]

EDDIE MARTIN – SOLO SHOW Eddie Martin has been at the forefront of the UK blues scene for 25 years playing at all of the major venues and festivals of the UK and Europe and he is one of only a few British musicians to have toured the USA. Indeed, he had a residency on […]

Albie Donnelly brings Supercharge back to The Cavern in Liverpool on Easter Sunday, 5th April. The band, apart from Albie (saxophone and vocals), features Ozzie Yue (guitar and vocals), Neil Partington (guitar), Bob Robertson (bass) and Lance Donnelly (drums). As an added bonus the line-up will feature special guest, British r&b keyboard legend Zoot Money. […]

The Strypes have headlined tours across the world from Australia, US, Japan, sold out venues across the UK (Manchester Academy 2, Liverpool East Village Arts Centre, Birmingham Library, London Shepherds Bush Empire, London Islington Academy, London Electric Ballroom), toured with the Arctic Monkeys in Arena’s, Signed to Major label Virgin EMI, appeared on Later With Jools […]

Connie Lush & Blues Shouter appear at Studio2, Parr Street, Liverpool on Thursday, 2nd April. Support from Gary Edward Jones. Doors are 8pm with tickets at £15 each, available from 0151 707 3721 http://studio2liverpool.com/event/connie-lush/?instance_id=750 www.connielush.com

A new blues jam night is being launched at Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester, on Sunday, 29th March. Admission is just £3, 8 pm start. For full details: www.alexanderslive.com

Award winning blues artist Ian Siegal is playing Chester Live Rooms on Tuesday March 17th in support of his new album “One Night In Amsterdam”. Tickets are on sale via the 24-hour box office 0871 220 0260 and online at www.theliverooms.com. A cross between Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Siegal won the 2014 Mojo “Best […]

 Phil Bates at Liverpool Marina – Thursday, 12th March 2015 (Doors: 8 pm, show starts: 8.45 pm) This gig represents an overdue and very welcome return to Liverpool by Phil Bates, a guitarist/singer/songwriter of exceptionable ability. His impressive pedigree includes being a key member of ELO Part 2 and a leading component of other ELO-related […]

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The mighty Otis Grand does not get up to the North West much these days . . . here’s a rare chance to catch the blues man supreme at The Citadel, St Helen’s, on Friday, 1st May. Tickets £16 in advance;  £18 on the day. Book now by calling 01744 735 436 or book online at http://www.citadel.org.uk/whats-on/otis-grand-p367481

Ticket : £8 booked, £9 door Well, here we are, returning to the roots of Bluefunk, back to where the Club first put down a marker eight years ago There are quite a few of you still around and still coming regularly to wherever Bluefunk hangs its hat and plenty more who will hopefully return to […]

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Beat the election night blues and get yourself to Alexander’s in Chester on Thursday, 7th May, for the return of pianist Dale Storr, with his solo New Orleans show. Tickets: £7 http://alexanderslive.com/index.html http://www.dalestorr.com/

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Gigs: Jon Amor – Cumbrian dates

Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

Jon Amor has some upcoming Cumbrian dates: April 25th: Her Citi, Maryport, UK (solo) April 26th: The Kirkgate, Cockermouth, UK (solo – opening for BABAJACK, 4pm) April 26th: The Crown Inn, Maryport, UK (solo & with friends – in aid of ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY) May 7th: Courtyard Live, King’s Head, Carlisle, UK (solo) http://jonamor.tumblr.com/

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The highly-acclaimed guitarist Chantel McGregor appears at The Live Rooms in Chester, this coming Saturday, 7th March. Full information here: https://www.theliverooms.com/event/chantel-mcgregor/ Support on the night comes from The Rainbreakers:

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